THE TRUE CITIZEN—Extra.
GR.aND JURY presentments.
The Grand Jurors for the Novem
ber Term of the Superior Court, make
the following General Presentments:
The examination of Roads, Bridges,
Pubho Buildings, Records and the
County funds, is so raoidand cursory
that it fails in a great measure to ac
complish the purpose for which it
was intended. A change could be
-made resulting in much good.
PUBLIC BUILDINuS AND GROUND8.
r fhe Sash and Blinds in the Court
'house need repairs. Paint would
preserve and add to the appearance
of the building. The grounds in the
square need work. In the northeast
corner there is a wash which requires
attention badly. The privy is so
negligently attended to that it, is a
nuisance. We suggest that the four
■‘offices in the court house be repaired
and the rents increased to One Hun
dred dollars per annum and be paid
in advance or properly secured. The
wall around the jail fell in Home time
ago and is sadly in need of repairs.
Rad this work been done promptly
the laic escape of prisoners would not
have occurred. The hole cut in one
room by thus# prisoners in making I think he
their escape needs'stopping up. The I system,
jailor does his duty in his attention to
the prisoners and building.
in the administration of justice, and
strongly recommend its continuance.
The books and papers of this office
are in good order. Every thing coo
nected with the office evince the tact
that he is an efficient officer.
CLERK SUPERIOR COURT.
The paperB in this office appear to
be properly and neatly recorded. The
books are in good condition and all
the dockets are much improved. He
Amt. collected on indicts. cut awards $13.03
Cr. By Jury certificates to date Nov. 20th #28.50
Balance due Clerk Superior Court $15,50
We think this statement should
show in w‘hatca-ea (naming the cases)
these verdict and award fees were col
leeted and that the money should be
paid to the County Treasurer. If the
county is indebted to the C'erk for
Jury certificates his account should be
audited and passed by the proper
court and an order given him on the
County Treasurer. We are not aware
of any law which allows an officer to
?udit his own accounts. We invite
the attention of the County Commis
sioners to this matter. We impute
no improper motive to Mr. Bell, but
is simply mistaken m his
Idle bridge over McBean creek in
the <17th district is in need of repairs.
B it we learn that it will soon have
proper attention. The bridge across
the same creek, in the 65th district on
the Burke side requires work imme
diately. The other bridges so far as
we can learn are all right.
The roads are generally in good or
der. To this we find some exceptions.
The road through Steiner’s place
needs work before the rainy season
begins. The County Commissioners
should have the rocks in the lane this
Bide of the creek removed. Their re
moval is too much to require o f regu
Jar road hands. The road leading
from the old Quaker Road through
the Clinton place is much in need of
>ads in the 68th
order, some ot
t been worked in years
s officer has discharged his duty
faithfully and well, We regret to
give him up. His books show—
.White Tolls 1,056
Colored “ 2,545
No. of acres owned by
No. of acres owned by
ThoHaverage valuation of land is
Two 65—100 dollars per acre. • The
decrease in valuation since 1881 is
Eight Hundred and forty 08—100
The books and vouchers are accu
rate and well kept. The follow
ing statement will be ot interest to
Bal, in Treaa. Foby, 17th 1882 2,782 89
Resolved since then..
. .3,109 92
Amount, paid out,.... 4,472 30
Balance on hand 51,(60 45
This office reports that hut little of
the T axes ot the present year is in-
duded in the above mid that when
eollec ed and paid in t.bo amount
will be ample to meet current expen
ses. His books and reports are first
The docket shows that 42 criminal
cases have been disposed of in this
court will in thela«t six months. We
consider the curt highly beneficial
This officer appears to have no
books, lie claims that the county
has not, furnished him with any and
that, the perquisites of the office ar not
sufficient to authorize his baying any.
He keeps his records on loose sheets
ot paper. We recommend that lie
be allowed Tuirtv dollars with which
to buy books and stationary or that
these things be flinched him and
that in the future he be requested to
keep proper books and records It
is an ■ Rico of much importance. It-
records should be full accurate and
JUSTICES OF THE PEACR AND NOTARIES
Most, of the dockets of these officers
are plainly and neatly kept, but we
find many cases without date The
time ot trial not being stated. We
also find many cases in vnicli the cost
is not itemized. We recommend
these officers to be more careful.
We call their attention specially to
their loose manner of sending up
criminal cases to the Superior Court
whereby the business of this body
and of the court is gi eatly delayed
and in many cases unsatisfactorily
performed. We earnestly recom
mend that they conform to the law
in the following particulars and that,
the same be strict ly^enforced.
1st. That they shall return all pa
pers connected with criminal cases
sent up t<> the Superior Court on the
1st day of each e«'urt.
2nd. That the names of all witnesses
shall be plainly written on the war
rants, at the time of preliminary hear
ing and that the witnesses be sub
poenaed by the Justice or Notary at
the preliminary hearing to be and
appear before the grand jury on the
first day of court.
If these two provisions of the law
be carried out by Justices and Nota
ries then all th« witnesses in criminal
cases will be present and ready to g"
before the Grand Jury on the first
day of ils sitting and great costs and
delays in sending bailiffs to remote
parts of the county to <nbp’ ena Wit
nesses after this body is orgui
fur business will be avoided. \\
earnestly recommend that thus
fieers furnish to this body their t
dockets on the first day of cor
the law directs.
But for this negligence on t
of these officers tins Jury eon
finished their work on Tuusd
The books of this officer
erly for inspection at the Sp n
of this court. ' We have however ex
amined them. He has collected a-
bout $2,000 of the county Taxes and
will have about $6,000 more to col
lect. He reports that ho will be able
to get in a larger proportion this
year than usual. We congratulate
the county on having so efficient an
officer in this most important depart
These officers appear to be econo
mical in their disposition of the pub
lie funds. We would prefer to see
them a little more progressive We
hope they will follow the suggestions
made in these presentments. On ex
amining their minutes we find that
some of them are propmt in their at
tendance on the courts, while others
are extremely derelict in this most
important, duty. A full hoard should
assemble regularly and promptly on
the days fixed by law.
THE COUNTY SCHOOL COMMISSIONER.
This officer is required to make his
report at the Spring Term of this
court, llis books at this time are
not complete as he is receiving and
paying out money. He reports and
we find on inquiry that the school
fund is sufficient to run the schools
only four months in each year; that
there are comparatively good schools
in every Hstnct in the county and as
a rule the teachers give satisfaction.
We recommend that road overseers
place foot logs acr- ss branches and
creeks on roads leading to school
houses that, the children mav pass
over dry. This department of couu-
ty affairs seems to be moving smooth
ly and well.
THE SOLICITOR GENERAL.
We recommend that the county
Oorr.missioners pass an order paying
this officer Seventy-five Dollars for
services at, thi j term of the court. We
thank him for his courtesy and atten
tions to us. Ho has rendered this
county good services.
Wejcongratulate the county on its
improved prospects. A large grain
and a good cotton crop has been made
and most of the planters have paid
out and will have a balance left. The
work stock is in unusually good con
dition. We congratulate the Town
on tne near prospect of good water
from an Artesian Well and our peo
ple generally on the promising out
look of the approaching exposition.
The one we believe will insure better
health and the other will stimulate
enterprise develope new ideas and
imptove generally the planting in
terest, We regard our future as
promising and inviting. The short,
session of the court will curtail ex
penses and we sincerely hope it is an
evidence of a continued diminution
Tn faking leave of his Honor Judge
Snead we are conscious of the fact
hat it, is the last time we shall serve
under him and we desire to express
the profound sense of regret with
which we are now called on to part
with a Judge who has presided over
us for four years with justice integri
ty and kindness as the shining insig
nia of his official administration. \Ve
feel we but express the sentiment of
this whole community when we de
clare that the ability and impartiality
wit’ which *he laws h^ve been ad
ministered during his official terra
n«ve largely tended to diminish liti
gation lesson crime and contribute
in no small degree to the general
good order and peace of society.
And now on behalf of this county
and ourselves we bid Ins honor a sor
rowful farewell anf assure him that
our best wishes and kindest regards
will go with him into his self sought
but generally regretted retirement.
We ask tnat those Presentments he
published m both of the county pa
pers. November 23rd, 1882,
W. A. Wilkins, Foreman.
W. O. Crymes,
Win. R. Cox,
Edw. A. Carter,
K. M. Avrett,
S. A. Gray,
J. J. Rej’nolds,
Tbos. J. Burton,
J, F. Mackenzie,
Jas. J. Palmer,
J. E. Carswell,
J, Robt. Thomas,
Thos. B. Cox,
Jas. Walker Rhodes,
G. A. Greeo,
J. Rufus Rogers.
tllR FAAIILY REtwna
“ Tfc* nctehefi ntfck, nuipenfied h*M
jkwrtd'- ftta greet hell door,
Hk'W ftfeny n qnft.nl and Buriou* peg*
Of uawm fwnily lore;
ft bold* th* record of cmr lives,
b nitdh u etory telle,
And In it* m; stle maria mad alga*
Oar fn-nily hietory dwell*.
“ Twm net a« now, when wo wow
Oar aohoola ware preeinue few,
And aloo very far between—
Out coeuty numbered two—
And fifteen tnilee in winter time,
Wh» rather far to go;
KoiuemBering that the winter* fk*B
Were not devoid of aaow.
“ And an the anhonllng we obtained
(My*eJf and hueband Diok),
eimMfi-ed all In mark* and nign»
And uotehe* on a stick.
I blush inn here te own this fact;
Tbs Main*. If blanu*there be,
Knot all attach te oircuinstance,
And not to Dick and rue.
“ This pref aoa an the and, wa no
Just sixty yeert ego,
Where we had built our tittle hut
And moved In. through the anew;
The worldly wealth we than poeaaamd,
I'll not oe»ay;to hide,
Consisted in a yoke of steara,
A log-chain, ax and elide.
“ Bat we were young and hope fat, anil
Esteemed our prospects fair.
The riclinesa of our mutual lova
Relieving every care;
We dwelt within a little world
Ail sacredly our own,
Baikiug in amiles and Johnny-cake,
Living an love and pone.
“This notch denotes the day and data
When littie Dick wae bom,
The first of June, In twentv-nine—
Ju-t fifty .rears this morn.
Four boy I he was not with us long,
His sands of life were few 1
For here we notehed him off again
In 'April, forty-two.
n With doubtful, trembling hand*, 1
Thin ugly notch myself,
Wh^n Daisy married wild Jack Jen**,
And moved off hi herself ;
1 had no confidence in Jack,
He’d lived e reckless life;
T*iw only under my proteat
That he obtained hi* wife.
“ But Daisy brought about a change,
Aa good wife ever oen,
And J-tck hat long since settled down
And p'oved himself a man;
They own five hundred aoraa of
Th* very best of ltnd,
And have a genteel balance left
Of ready ojuh on hand.
“Oar cash acoonnt we’ve always kept
Uptm this separate stick—
I make no entries here myself,
B it leave it all to Dlek.
Each notch a thousand represents,
lu all Just sixty-four,
And, shpc.'d the crops prove fair this ysax,
We’ll add about five more.
“ W«'ve always kept our bu«Ttcaa square,
And stralgbter than a string;
Esve fairly dealt with all the world
And owe no man a thing.
Ws'vw 'ahored honestly and wall
For every cent we've got,
And old aga finds ua happy and
Contented with our lot.”
THE IYA YNESB ORO JEWELRY HOUSE. $
—One of the most enterprising firms
in our town is Beal & Attaway. These
gentlemen are determined that Way
nesboro sh ill have one of the best and
cheapest jewelry stores in Georgia, and
have lately added one of the largest
stocks of watches, clocks and jewelry
ever seen in this city. Also, guns, pis
tols, caps, cartridges, shot and powder.
With a new and handsome stock on
1 and, and improved tools, this house is
prepared to execute all work neatly,
cheaply, and in good style. For energy,
pluck and vita we commend this firm to
the citizens of old Burke as among the
best and cheapest jewelry houses wo
know of. uovlO’82tf.